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Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno)

Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) - male

Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) - male

Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) - female


Interesting facts:

  • Their habitat is montane cloud forest from Southern Mexico to western Panama. 
  • The male has a helmet-like crest. 
  • Depending on the light its feathers can shine in a variant of colors from green-gold to blue-violet. 
  • In breeding males, tail coverts are longer than the rest of the body. 
  • It is classified as near threatened due to habitat loss.

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